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Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer congratulates his team as they head toward the bench during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Crystal LoGiudice / Associated Press)

Women’s Top 25 poll: TCU ranked in women’s hoops for first time since 2010

It’s been a long climb back to the AP Top 25 for TCU. After more than seven years out of the rankings, the Horned Frogs entered The Associated Press women’s basketball poll on Monday at No. 24. They were last ranked on Nov. 22, 2010, and are 13-5 this season, including wins over then-No. 7 Texas and No. 15 West Virginia.
FILE - Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, front, standing with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger before an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Pittsburgh on Aug. 26, 2017. (Fred Vuich / Associated Press)

AP source: Browns hiring fired Steelers coordinator Todd Haley

Hue Jackson is finally handing off his Browns offense. Cleveland’s coach, who has handled game-planning and play-calling duties while going 1-31 over two seasons with the Browns, is hiring former Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Even back in the day when Charles Barkley, center, was patrolling the paint for the Phoenix Suns against the likes of Seattle SuperSonics’ Detlef Schrempf, left, and Gary Payton, fans and players complained about NBA officiating. (SCOTT TROYANOS / Associated Press)

Quit harping on NBA officials, they’ve always been bad

Couch Slouch: After writing about NBA player-referee discord last week, I received a torrent of pushback – well, 13 or 14 emails – insisting that I do not understand the scope of bad officiating plaguing pro basketball of late.
Former Olympian Aly Raisman confronts Larry Nassar in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of a sentencing hearing for the former sports doctor, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith / Associated Press)

3 board members quit USA Gymnastics as more victims speak

USA Gymnastics announced the resignations of three key leaders Monday while more women and girls told a judge about being sexually assaulted at the hands of a sports doctor who spent years with Olympic gymnasts and other female athletes.
This Jan. 15, 2018 photo shows Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd looking on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Bucks relieved Kidd from his head coaching duties on Monday. (Nick Wass / AP)

Milwaukee Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd

The Milwaukee Bucks fired coach Jason Kidd on Monday amid a midseason slide that has left the playoff hopeful in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
Patrick Chun, who spent the past five years leading the sports programs at Florida Atlantic University, will be introduced as athletic director at Washington State on Tuesday. (J Pat Carter / AP)

Patrick Chun officially named Washington State athletic director

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

Washington State has officially named Patrick Chun as its new athletic director. Chun, who has spent the past five years leading the sports programs at Florida Atlantic University, will be introduced as a press conference in Pullman on Tuesday.
Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. drives against Santa Clara’s Matt Hauser during the second half of the Zags’ 75-60 victory Saturday. (MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ / Associated Press)

Gonzaga falls to No. 15, one spot ahead of Saint Mary’s

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Gonzaga’s loss to Saint Mary’s cost the Zags just two spots in the latest AP college basketball poll, but it did wonders for the Gaels. The Zags (17-4, 7-1 WCC) fell to 15th after a 1-1 week. Saint Mary’s (18-2, 8-0) returned to the rankings at No. 16 after three-point road wins over Gonzaga and Pacific.